Data Information

Achieving our mission, to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world, hinges on our ability to continually improve the effectiveness of our schools. Multiple factors impact student achievement and serve as indicators of effective schools. This Data Profile Directory is prepared to provide parents, educators, and the community with a data profile of various school effectiveness indicators. The directory should be used as one source of data for identifying a school's present status, assessing overall student progress, and planning for continual school improvement.

 

Each year the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) releases a report card showing the performance of schools across the state. The report card includes information about academic achievement, student attendance for grades K-8, the graduation rate for high schools, and professional staff qualifications. These criteria are used to determine the school’s performance index or SPI.

Although the federal and state governments require building and district-level accountability measures, the District closely monitors the individual progress of each student to ensure that each student is being prepared to succeed in a changing world. By reviewing their student’s quarterly report cards, attending Parent-Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring, and contacting teachers with questions or concerns parents will have the best picture of how their children are progressing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state assessments were not administered, and therefore data for student performance, student progress, and school environment are not available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Based upon South Dakota's waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the overall score was not calculated for schools for the 2019-2020 report cards, and the school support status is based upon school performance results from the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

All schools in the District are submitting their School Improvement Plan to the Board for approval prior to submitting them to the State. The Plans, developed by a team of parents, community members, and staff, serve as a roadmap for future planning and professional development and measure student achievement.

Each school has a building leadership team that meets regularly throughout the year to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. Building leadership teams divide the larger plan into smaller segments with the following focuses: staff roles, goals, meetings summary, data processes, priorities and strategies, and the professional development plan.

This document guides the work in order to meet the District’s mission, priority statements from the Strategic Plan, and the achievement goals set by the South Dakota Department of Education.

 

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Early Childhood
Special Services Early Childhood Screening

The Sioux Falls School District believes that the early years of a child’s life are critical in their lifelong development. The District offers programs for eligible children ages 3 through the time they enter Kindergarten. The Early Childhood Program is free for qualified families and parental involvement is a critical part of the screening process. By contacting the early Childhood Screening and Evaluation Office and making an appointment for a screening, parents/guardians can learn if their child may be eligible for a preschool experience in the District.

Screenings for infants and toddlers happen in the home or other familiar environments. Day or evening appointments for preschool screenings are located at 1101 North Western Avenue or at local child care facilities if requested for multiple children.

To make an appointment for a screening, please call (605) 367-8488.

Infant and Toddler Services

Infant and toddler services are available to children birth to age three who are determined to have a delay in their development through a multi-disciplinary evaluation. Services are provided in the home or natural setting as determined by the Individual Family Service Plan team.

Early Childhood Preschool Experiences

The Sioux Falls School District has quality early childhood experiences available for eligible children ages three through the time they enter Kindergarten. A research-based curriculum, High/Scope, actively engages children in developmentally appropriate activities to encourage language, social, cognitive, adaptive, and motor development as outlined in the South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines. Preschool experiences are planned by highly qualified staff and funded with dollars provided by federal and local initiatives such as Head Start, Title 1, and Special Education. Contact the Early Childhood Screening and Evaluation Office at (605) 367-8488 and making an appointment for a screening.

Preschool is held at these Elementary Schools:

  • Anne Sullivan
  • Cleveland
  • Garfield
  • Harvey Dunn
  • Hawthorne
  • Hayward
  • Laura B. Anderson
  • Lowell
  • R. F. Pettigrew
  • Terry Redlin

Welcome to Anne Sullivan

Nikki Duin, Principal
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It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Anne Sullivan Elementary. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such amazing students, extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. My official start day was yesterday August 6th.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 15 years. I have worked with students ranging from in age from kindergarten through fifth grade. I have been a regular education teacher in Kindergarten and 3rd grade, Math Instructional Coach, Math Interventionist, and Admin Intern at two buildings. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Anne Sullivan and partner with you to

It is very important to me that everyone who walks through our doors-- teachers, students, and parents--feel welcome here! I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.

Sincerely,
Nikkie Duin

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